Currently 20% of LVOs are initially undetected1 and 40% of patients are treated too late2.
At NICO.LAB we are working hard to ensure we help hospitals to reduce this % and streamline the workflow to reduce door to groin puncture time. It is extremely rewarding to read a paper with powerful numbers that actually quantifies the impact it has on a patient when just one minute is saved.
The main conclusion from the paper is that EVT administered 1 minute faster results in overall healthcare cost savings on average of €309 and 1.3 days of disability free life in the Netherlands. Those numbers for an hour faster treatment translate to €18, 540 euro and 80 days on average.
Click here to read the full paper from the MR CLEAN Registry titled Quantified health and cost effects of faster endovascular treatment for large vessel ischemic stroke patients in the Netherlands3
Henk van Voorst,Wolfgang G Kunz,Lucie A van den Berg,Manon Kappelhof,Floor M E Pinckaers,Mayank Goyal,Myriam G M Hunink,Bart Emmer,Maxim Johan Heymen Laurence Mulder,Diederik W J Dippel,J M Coutinho,Henk A Marquering,Hieronymus D Boogaarts,Aad van der Lugt,Wim H van Zwam,Yvo B W E M Roos,Erik Buskens,Marcel G W Dijkgraaf,Charles B L M Majoie
Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Jan 21, 2021
1: B. Fasen, R. Kwee et al. AJNR 2020
2: Kunz, W. G., et al. “Lifetime quality of life and cost consequences of treatment delays in endovascular thrombectomy for stroke.” BMJ 10 (2019)
3: van Voorst H, Kunz WG, van den Berg LA, et al Quantified health and cost effects of faster endovascular treatment for large vessel ischemic stroke patients in the NetherlandsJournal of NeuroInterventional Surgery Published Online First: 21 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-017017